Monday, July 14, 2008

Information about One Maryland, One Book

I've been posting a lot about A Hope in the Unseen lately (so good!), and I realized I should give it some context: It is the state of Maryland's Book of the Year. I've cut and pasted some info below. It's how I was able to secure a few hundred free copies for my students.

Imagine if all five million Marylanders read the same great book at the same time.

The Maryland Center for the Book, a program of the Maryland Humanities Council, is pleased to launch One Maryland, One Book—Maryland’s first-ever statewide, community-centered reading program designed to encourage everyone in the state
to read and discuss one common book.

This year’s selection — A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind — is rich and multilayered. It was selected not only because it offers the opportunity to discuss important and highly relevant topics such as education and socioeconomics, but also because it presents the opportunity to talk about race and race relations
in Maryland and in America—a common theme running through the Maryland Humanities Council’s programming in 2008.

Get the Book.
Pick up a copy of A Hope in the Unseen at your local public library or bookstore and start up a conversation with your family, friends, co-workers or even the person sitting next to you on the bus or train. This is your chance to take a moment to have a great conversation that moves beyond the weather or
what you did today. Join In.

We invite you to join Honorary Chair, Maryland’s First Lady Katie O’Malley, and millions of other Marylanders at one of the many conversations and related programs happening aroun the state in August, September and October.

To find One Maryland One Book programs in your area, go to and click on the Calendar.

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